Nendoroid Hachune Miku is Delayed to January 2013 Due to Some Defects

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Hachune Face version

Why does this news seems like déjà vu, hmm? XD

In any case, it seems that a factory defect has been discovered during the inspection of Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Hachune Face version prior to its shipment. This Nendoroid, which was available through web pre-order of Summer Wonder Festival 2012 is initially scheduled for December 25th, but it seems that Mr.Santa GSC has decided to delay your Chrismast present the Nendoroid release to January 21st next year.

It appears that the defective parts are the twintails and their joints – although there are no specific details about what the defects really are. In any case, here are the apology email sent by GSC earlier today:

Thank you very much for your support of Good Smile Company products.

A factory defect has been discovered in the “WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 16” web shop preorder item “Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Hachune Face Ver.” which was announced to begin shipping on Tue, Dec. 25. As such, shipment for this item has been delayed to Mon, Jan. 21, 2013. As there is possibility that some of the products within this shipment may have defective parts, all items will be shipped together with the replacement parts “Left & Right Twin Tail Parts” as well as “Twin Tail Joints x 2”.

We’d like to express our most sincere apologies, to all of our customers who were looking forward to the release of this item.

Yep, the replacement parts for the defective parts will be shipped along with the Nendoroid. You can also cancel your order and GSC will refund you fully, if you want.

Well, I hope this problem will not be repeated when they start taking pre-orders for Nendoroid Snow Miku 2013. XD

(Thanks for the tip, @NintendoTweet)

via GSC

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Nendoroid Hachune Miku and Makise Kurisu: White Coat version are Going for Re-Sale!

Nendoroid Hachune Miku

Nendoroid Hachune Miku

Amidst the busy and fully-packed WonFes, GSC has silently posted a pair of Nendoroid who are going to be re-released as a part of their 10th anniversary celebration.

The first one is Nendoroid Hachune Miku, which was originally released at Summer WonFes 2008 – that’s four years ago! XD

Anyway, here is the official description:

The leek swinging Hachune Miku is back again!
As a part of Good Smile Company’s 10th anniversary rerelease project, the 2008 Summer WonFes product, ‘Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Hachune Face Ver. ‘ is going to be rereleased!

This version of the Miku Nendoroid comes with the fan favorite Hachune Miku face as her default expression, along with a variety of replaceable parts to place her in some fun poses! She also comes with the drooling Hachune face as well as a blank face with stickers so you can create your very own expression!

Nendoroid Makise Kurisu: White Coat version

Nendoroid Makise Kurisu: White Coat version

Nendoroid Makise Kurisu: White Coat version from Steins;Gate is also getting a re-release, as she was originally released on last year’s Winter WonFes.

The assistant in the white coat is coming back again!
As a part of Good Smile Company’s 10th anniversary rerelease project, the 2011 Winter WonFes Nendoroid of Steins;Gate’s tsundere heroine, Kurisu Makise is going to be rereleased!

The WonFes version of Kurisu featured her in the white coat from the game, plus it also comes with a alternate expression to the standard Nendoroid. An extra expression based off the emoticon: “”ヽ(*゜д゜)ノ””, is also included, which fans are sure to enjoy. Combine the parts from this version and the original version to get the widest range of poses possible for your Nendoroid Kurisu!

They are priced at 3000 Yen each and scheduled for December release, with the pre-order starts on August 6, 2012 (22:00JST) until the August 20, 2012 (21:00JST) at Good Smile Online Shop.

More information regarding overseas pre-order are available on their respective official pages.

(Thanks for the news tip, Rosyid Amirullah)

via GSC (link #1, link #2)